Actions and Detail Panel
Climate Change:The Cost of Breaking the Silence
Thu 30 March 2017, 15:00 – 17:30 BST
Climate Change: The Cost of Breaking the Silence
Paul Hoggett –Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at the University of the West of England, Bristol.
Thursday 30 March 2017, 3.00 pm to 5.30 pm. UCLan Brook Building, Room BB008
This presentation will examine the contrasting ways in which climate scientists and activists manage the emotional challenges arising from engaging a resistant public with their concerns. Our interview research reveals an emotionally literate activist culture which enables individuals to sustain their political engagement, despite the risks, over time. In contrast some aspects of the culture of scientific work act as a deterrent to public engagement and often leave those that do engage isolated and unsupported when facing a hostile media and anxious policy makers. In a ‘post truth’ world climate science will become increasingly politicised and the need for a change of culture is urgent.
3.00- 3.50: Experiential session on ‘breaking the silence: talking about climate change’. Conversations around experiences of talking to friends/neighbours about climate change.
5.00-5.30: Discussion and questions
Paul Hoggett is Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at the University of the West of England, Bristol and Chair of the Climate Psychology Alliance. His most recent book is Politics, Identity and Emotion (Paradigm Publishers, 2009)
This seminar is FREE and refreshments provided. Please book your place at EventBrite.
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Brook Building Room 008
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University of Central Lancashire